How do you know if Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR is working for my son?

Symptom Improvement. You will know if a medicine like Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is being helpful if you see improvement in the areas for which the medicine is being used. For example, if attention span has been a big problem, and your son is now paying better attention, then the Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is probably helping. The same thinking would apply to hyperactivity and impulsivity, two other areas of difficulty seen in adhd.

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How can I tell if the Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is working for my son?

Symptom Improvement. You will know if a medicine like Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is being helpful if you see improvement in the areas for which the medicine is being used. For example, if attention span has been a big problem, and your son is now paying better attention, then the Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is probably helping. The same thinking would apply to hyperactivity and impulsivity, two other areas of difficulty seen in adhd. Read more...

If I took Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) while pergant with my son, did this meds cause his austim?

Likely not. There isn't much evidence linking stimulant use during pregnancy and autism. This disease much still a mystery in medicine and we have not pinpoint the cause. There might be associations, but we don't have specific cause. I am sorry that your son is autistic...My sincere wish him good health and that you will have good patience taking care of him... Best of luck.... Read more...
Not Known to Happen. Currently there is no evidence that taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) while pregnant causes autism. Read more...
Autism. Taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) during pregnancy has not been associated with autism in the child. There are probably many causes of autism and the exact causes are not known. Read more...

My son has been gaining weight nonstop since he stated taking provigil. He lost a lot of weight on Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) now it's all coming back, what do he do?

Let his. prescribing medical provider know promptly. Consider working with a nutritionist. Read more...
Talk to his doctor. Those medications can affect appetite, and therefore weight, but are not used for weight control. You should talk to your son's doctor about your concerns. Maybe something else is going on, too. . Read more...
Suggest. Provigil is a fine drug for narcolepsy, but like many of the drugs in this class, weight gain can be a problem. Best to switch back to amphetamine-like agents, which should control the symptoms and reverse the sleep issues. Another option might be Xyrem, but tough to use. Discuss with the sleep specialist. Read more...

My son who is 8 years old started on Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) 10mg a few weeks ago and I have noticed crying spells as well as talking back and angry behavior. Help!?

Side effects may be? Anxiety and irritability can be side effects of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) especially in young children and it may come across as oppositional behavior, anger, clingy and frank anger. Talk to your child's prescriber, may be he is not responding well to adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). Read more...
Possible Side Effect. Stimulant medications such as Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) can have a possible side effect of increased moodiness or irritability. If the things you have described are new for your son, then it would be a good idea of talk with the prescribing physician as soon as possible for further guidance. It is likely that the Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) needs to be stopped and a difffent medicine considered. Read more...
What time of day ? If it's while the Adderall is working (5-6 hours if short-acting, 10-12 hours if xr) , they're side effects. If they occur as it wears off, they're "rebound" symptoms & are managed differently. If he's had positive effects, vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) ( Adderall + lysine) lasts longer & causes less irritability; the equivalent dose is 30 mg. Onset of action is ~ 2 hrs. If not, his dr. Will try a methylphenidate. Read more...
Due to Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) The reaction your child is having is a known side effect of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). If you discontinue the Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) this behavior should subside. Ask your doctor about an alternative medication. Read more...

I have a 6yr old son that was prescribed 20mg of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) xr. Will his body be able to handle it?

Depends On Response. I would be interested in knowing whether your son was previously on a lower dose and has now been increased to 20mg. I do not usually start at 20mg with a 6 year old - it would be more common to start at 5-10mg and gradually increase if needed. There is an increased chance of side effects by starting at 20mg, so please conact the physician's office if there are concerns. Read more...